About Janet Reynolds

Janet is a frequent Explorer contributor and Adirondack visitor.

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  1. Vanessa says

    Wow this is great to hear! I had been wondering about this topic a lot given all the media about the record summer of hikers.

    This is one random person’s guess, so take it for what it’s worth, but! I think if businesses can make it through this winter and spring, not only is economic improvement coming, but the summer will probably be another banner year.

    Vaccines will help stop the spread of COVID, and hopefully there will be helpful economic policies due to having actual leadership in the White House. So all the benefit of that will help folks go to restaurants and etc. But on the other hand, if you’re booking your airfare you do it in advance. I’d be booking my Colorado or Banff tickets now and I know we won’t be in the clear enough for that to be a safe bet. Everyone in that situation is going to hike locally again.

    Finally, a longer term positive trend is the changing nature of technology jobs. You’ll get lots and lots of “silicon hippies” – i think this is already happening. The state of the regions housing market certainly seems indicative. Once you have permanent residents specifically moving in for outdoor attractions, then you have an economic base that will be very reliable.

    I mean, maybe my sanguine attitude is silly, but I really am optimistic.

  2. Susan says

    The person in the White House is cutting jobs faster than ever in the past history of this great country. The middle class is being decimated. People will not have the disposable income to spend on frivolities. Businesses will suffer. For the first time in our nation’s history we have an administration whose goal it is to make people poorer and more dependent. Mark my words.

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